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Hylobius abietis.

Hylobius abietis.
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-08 6:03
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hylobius abietis is a beetle belonging to the family Curculionidae (the true weevils). It shares the common name pine weevil with the rarer Hylobius pinastri. This weevil is a common associate of conifers throughout Europe.

The adult is 10-13 mm in length, dark brown with patches of yellow or light brown hairs arranged in irregular rows. The legs are black or deep red with a distinctive tooth on the femur. This species is a serious pest of conifers, especially firs, pines and spruces, causing damage by eating the bark of young shoots thus preventing further growth. Adults can be found all year although they usually hibernate during the cold winter months.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-08 6:17]

Hello Nikos
Interesting capture with sharp details na wonderful colors.

Hi Nikoss,

This photo is a carnival of colors and shades. Congratulations for the clarity and the superb approach work. The composition is exceptional and gives a lot of character and balance to the picture. ¿Is there an ant floating, trapped in a spider web in the top center? ... magnificent! .. good work!



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-08 8:30]

Hello Nikos
An excellent capture of this species of weevil.
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none, it a fine macro
Thanks and best regards,

hello Nikos
beautiful colour and good sharpness
great details
greeting lou

hello Nikos!
a good visual impact with nice details
of weevil

best sERGIO

This beetle actually looks pretty comfortable on this cactus (or is it?).
The details are perfectly sharp and very well presented!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-10 9:19]

Hello Nikos,
A very fine macro of this tiny Weevil! Excellent sharpness, good light and natural colours. Well composed too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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